Tyler, Texas – A Tyler man named Nathaniel James Williams is arrested for intentionally crashing his vehicle into a house.
An 18-year-old man accused of deliberately hitting his SUV at a Tyler home last month was arrested Tuesday night.
Nathaniel James Williams of Tyler is charged with crashing a house on July 26 at the 8400 block of Stonebridge Way, near West Cumberland Road in Tyler.
Smith County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Larry Christian said investigators determined Williams used his 2016 Toyota 4-Runner to intentionally harm a person he knew; However, he went to the wrong house.
Williams’ vehicle hit a man lying on the living room sofa and he hit a wall in the kitchen, Christian said.
The Texas Department of Public Safety turned the case over to investigators from the Sheriff’s Office after learning that the incident may have been intentional.
On July 29, Smith County Court-at-Law 2 Judge Taylor Heaton signed an arrest warrant for Williams on a felony assault with a deadly weapon charge.
Tyler Police Department officers arrested Williams on Tuesday night for his warrant. He remains in the Smith County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
Brittney Cimino, who lives in the house, said that on July 26, her husband Aramis Cash was sleeping on the couch for 45 minutes when he heard a boom from the living room.
“I’m seeing dust from the sheetrock explosion,” she said. “My husband was pinned between the sofa and a wall. He went to the hospital.”
He said the vehicle then hurriedly left the house and left the spot. They don’t know who might have attacked their house.
Christian said Cash received multiple stitches and described his injuries as minor.
She noted that the bump was particularly frightening because her 5-year-old son often sleeps on the living room couch.
She said he appreciates the help of first responders.
“They were super helpful. They helped clear the glass path so we could walk through the house,” she said.
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